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‘Mic Dispatch’: Rappers use cryptocurrencies to fund their music; the fight to raise minimum wage

This episode of 'Mic Dispatch' explores how hip-hop artists are jumping into the world of cryptocurrencies and how a 27-year-old mother is fighting to raise salaries in Missouri.

Netflix’s ‘Rapture’ is proof that we’re in a golden age for hip-hop documentaries

Netflix and Mass Appeal's ambitious new docuseries captures an art form's coming of age.

Trailblazing hijabi model Halima Aden stars in American Eagle’s latest campaign

We spoke with Halima Aden about what this campaign really means to her.

Kanye West’s reported split with Tidal is the latest rift in his complicated relationship with Jay-Z

Some bromances are forever and some simply aren't built to last.

Jay-Z's '4:44' apology: A breakdown of the rapper's response to Beyoncé's 'Lemonade'

When life serves you 'Lemonade,' drink deep and find the courage to bare your soul.

Jay-Z's '4:44' isn't just a response to Beyoncé, it's what we love best about hip-hop

The 47-year-old rapper is confessing his growing pains to the world.

Eric Benét claps back at Jay-Z over that "Kill Jay Z" line

The R&B singer was not game to let Jay Z drag up his past without getting a word in.

What does "4:44" mean? Jay-Z explains the key track and title to his new album

The mystery has finally been revealed.

Prodigy of Mobb Deep dead at 42

The Queens-bred rapper was recently hospitalized in Las Vegas for complications caused by sickle cell anemia.

Jay Z confirms what the internet already knew: '4:44' is his next album and it's coming very soon

The follow-up to 2013's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' is out this month.

Nas pens essay on how he survives as a black man under a racist president

Nas is not interested in trying to figure out the mind of Donald Trump — he's focused on the people.

New Kanye West music is coming; Rapper working on album at a Wyoming retreat

Kanye West is finding inspiration for his next album.

Mary J. Blige 'Strength of a Woman' track list: 5 songs that reflect on her divorce

The singer doesn't hold back on her truth on her 13th studio album.

Mary J. Blige's 'Strength of a Woman': Download and streaming options for new album

The veteran R&B singer channels her pain into her latest effort.

Bill O'Reilly has been obsessed with calling out sexism and violence in hip-hop

Bill O'Reilly has gone after artists for sexist lyrics while he was sexually harassing those closest to him.

How Kendrick Lamar charted his path from 'To Pimp a Butterfly' to 'Part IV'

If hip-hop wants Kendrick Lamar to be its savior, then the game is going to have learn to play by his rules.

Mary J. Blige's 'Strength of a Woman': Release date, track list and more

The veteran R&B singer is back to speak her truth post-divorce.

Drake's 'More Life' proves we need a Young Thug album more than anything else

The world truly has no idea what Young Thug is actually capable of, and that is exciting.

When is Kendrick Lamar's next album coming out? Possible release date revealed.

Find out when the rapper is expected to release new music.

Drake's 'More Life': Twitter reacts to Kanye West "Glow" track

Fans think the new song sounds like "old" Kanye West.

Chance the Rapper did not write Kanye West's "bleached asshole" line, but he respects it

Who really wrote the infamous lyric?

Nicki Minaj may never respond to Remy Ma, and that's a small tragedy for hip-hop

The sad fact is: Minaj is too big to fail.

Jay Z will become the first rapper to enter the Songwriters Hall of Fame

The Pyrex ceiling has been broken.

Alex Trebek rapped Drake and Kanye West lyrics on 'Jeopardy!' — and Twitter is loving it

Yes, watching Alex Trebek rap is something that you need to do.

Future's New Album Track List: 5 of the best songs from his self-titled album

A look at the best songs on the rapper's latest album.

Beyoncé just dropped "Shining," a new song with DJ Khaled and Jay Z, after the Grammys

"Shining" is now available.

DJ Khaled announces new album 'Grateful' in press conference, alongside Chance the Rapper

"The title of my new album coming out this year, my best work ever, on my momma, on my son: 'Grateful.'"

10 notable Obama-inspired hip-hop lyrics that will mark his presidency

The POTUS bridged hip-hop with the White House like no other president.

Is Drake dating Jennifer Lopez to get back at Diddy? That's what Funkmaster Flex thinks.

A timeline of the Drake vs. Diddy feud